I am interested in nuclear theory, and I was accepted to both Duke and Yale. I really like the research at Duke, and my best friend was admitted to the Duke law program. I also know that Yale has an excellent nuclear physics program and is generally regarded as the better institution. Am I crazy to pass up the offer at Yale? Would it make a large difference for my career? I would be extremely happy living with my close friend in Durham, but I want to make sure that it is a sound choice career wise. I suspect that there is negligible difference between the graduate coursework at the two universities, and the only meaningful difference would be the "brand name" and the available researchers. Does anyone have any advice/suggestions? Thanks.